Diabetes

April 17, 2018

Alcohol Answers – Sobering Information about Drinking and a Healthy Lifestyle

Fatal if untreated, alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease to which many Americans are genetically predisposed. Each April for the past 30 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has campaigned to illuminate alcoholism, its causes, effects and treatments during National Alcohol Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know: How much […]

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April 10, 2018

Farmers Market Shopping with Diabetes in Mind

Spring means time to hit the farmers market for the freshest locally grown foods. It’s good for you, and it’s good for the community. But, having diabetes doesn’t mean saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits and starchy vegetables. “Fruits and veggies are packed full of nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for health […]

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March 27, 2018

Changing Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle – 5 Ways You Can Make It Work

How do you actually come up with a plan and follow through with it long enough to make it actually work?

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December 28, 2017

Are You Making “SMART” New Year’s Resolutions? Follow These Expert Tips

By Morgan Rettig Clinical Nutritionist Educator With 2018 just around the corner, many of us will be making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Resolutions related to health improvements are often at the top of the list with popular picks including losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent […]

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December 4, 2017

Low-Carb Hacks – Healthy, Nutritious Carbohydrate Options for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, eating a nutritious diet is crucial to regulating blood sugar levels. Yet, managing carbohydrates can be challenging. Here are some carb-friendly tips and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Befriend Carbs In proper quantities, carbohydrates themselves aren’t bad, said Stacy Eilers, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator at Mission […]

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November 20, 2017

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You from Having Happy, Healthy Holidays

By Stacy Eilers Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Diabetes Center The holidays are traditionally a time to enjoy family, friends and food. Unfortunately, we have a habit of focusing too much on the food part, and Americans gain about one to two pounds during the season. That may not seem like much, but research shows that […]

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August 25, 2017

The Heart Truth about Diabetes – Greater Risk for Heart Problems

“People with diabetes are at higher risk of heart disease as a result of insulin resistance and high blood sugar, both of which are damaging to blood vessels,” said Autumn Carroll, clinical pharmacist and diabetes educator at Mission Health. “This damage to blood vessels can happen in any area of the body, but when it […]

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April 28, 2017

Dining Out with Diabetes – Seven Tips for Making Your Next Meal Out Healthy and Enjoyable

Whether it’s a special occasion or a weeknight with no time to cook, going out for a meal is something to look forward to — but it can be a challenge if you have diabetes. With diet restrictions and blood sugar issues, eating out can feel like an obstacle course in temptation. Here are some […]

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March 29, 2017

Diabetes & Exercise – New Guidelines Say Physical Activity Impacts Diabetes Management

By Jaime Taylor Late last year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) issued new exercise guidelines for people diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. “New ADA recommendations are safe and excellent guidelines for diabetes patients to follow when regulating blood sugar in addition to previously recommended regular exercise and diet management,” said Whitney Garren, […]

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November 17, 2016

Diabetes and the Holidays – Survival Strategies to Help Keep You Healthy

Most of us who struggle with weight issues or the concept of healthy eating know that the majority of the battle takes place in the mind. During the holiday season there is so much mental and emotional pressure centered around meals and social eating that we often give in and eat far more than we […]

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